Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

Unite in health suspends action and will ballot members on Department of Health pay offer

Regional Industrial Sector Committee votes to suspend plans for escalated industrial action Union will recommend acceptance of offer which promises pay parity and further uplift in 2020 Unite Regional Officer for Health Kevin McAdam confirmed his union would be joining … Continue reading

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Hospitality workers call time on exploitation at work over holiday period

Workers’ mental health at risk from being asked to work long shifts over Christmas, expected not to take breaks  Sexual harassment from management, colleagues or customers remains a prevalent risk Unite Hospitality activist Neil Moore spoke out for his union’s … Continue reading

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All parties should follow through on their election promises to include restoration of NHS pay parity in Northern Ireland talks process

A cross-party commitment to a payment necessary to avert planned strike action by local NHS workers this Wednesday Welcoming the commencement of fresh inter-party talks on the restoration of a functioning Northern Ireland Executive, Kevin McAdam Unite Lead officer for … Continue reading

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Employers must recognise and make adjustments for workers with hidden disabilities

Unite seminar for shop stewards and health & safety reps hears of impact from Fibromyalgia, Autism and Mental health Taryn Trainor, Unite Regional Women’s & Equalities Officer explained that her union’s seminar for workplace reps on Hidden Disabilities was a … Continue reading

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Unite members vote overwhelmingly for strike action despite attempt by Health Department Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly to interfere with union’s industrial ballot

Health and social care workers in Unite voted 82.4 percent in favour of strike action and 91.1 for industrial action short of strike action over pay inequality and the staffing crisis Department of Health must address pay equality demand and end … Continue reading

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